Terrestrial Projects

Terrestrial Projects

The Phase II, Validation Phase of the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership program included a series of terrestrial sequestration projects. During this phase, the MRCSP demonstrated soil carbon sequestration in three types of land: cropland, restored wetland and marshland, and reclaimed mineland. These land-use types were selected because they are prominent in the MRCSP region, there is strong commercial interest in reusing these types of land, and there is the potential for large-scale emissions abatement and the opportunity to advance research. Adoption of recommended management practices on cropland and the restoration of wetland, marshland, and reclaimed mineland afford a unique opportunity to demonstrate soil carbon sequestration techniques, which can assist in addressing climate change over the long term. In addition, terrestrial sequestration delivers immediate benefit to the local environment by stabilizing these anthropogenically disturbed lands (e.g., reduced runoff and low risks of water pollution).

The three types of projects are identified on the map below. Please click on these links for more information on sequestration in cropland, wetland and marshland, and reclaimed mineland. Final reports on the results of these studies are posted here.
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